SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.
The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.
Cast: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as “Annie Lee Cooper.”
Executive Producers: Cameron McCracken, Nik Bower [Plan B Designee], Diarmuid McKeown, Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Nan Morales
Produced by: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey
Written by: Paul Webb
Directed by: Ava DuVernay
Run Time: 128 minutes
SELMA releases in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC on Christmas Day (December 25, 2014). It will be released nationwide on January 9, 2015.
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